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Traveler Stories – A First Time Experience in Cuba

Traveler Stories - A First Time Experience in CubaAt Best Cuba Guide we help hundreds of travelers explore Cuba each month. For many of these explorers, it is their first time in Cuba. Many have hesitations and lots of questions. We walk them through the process, step by step and by the time they have [...]

By | 2017-12-18T16:30:05+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding The Best Restaurants in Old Havana

There are thousands of great restaurants in Havana. Despite what some guidebooks might say, the average quality of food in Havana, especially the authentic Cuban cuisine, is high. The core Cuban meals consist of rice, beans, chicken and pork. Despite the simple ingredients, these meals are usually flavorful and filling. Limited Supply Chain The [...]

By | 2017-12-08T16:16:54+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vedado vs Old Havana, Cuba – What’s the Difference?

I am often asked "What's the difference between Vedado and Old Havana?" Well, both are neighborhoods in Havana, Cuba, and both places are completely different.  As far as action and nightlife, Vedado is absolutely the center. It has the most nightclubs, most rental casas, best public transit options, and for Cubans wanting to enjoy [...]

By | 2017-10-03T15:23:02+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Havana and Vedado|0 Comments

How Has Cuba Changed in the Last Year?

Comparing Cuba 2016 to Cuba 2017 Things in Cuba change rapidly. Modernization and a budding capitalist spirit are ushering in a new era for Cuba. Many great things are happening on this island, but there are also some growing pains and shortcomings caused by the new changes. My good friend Graham Wiffen [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:59:11+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Havana and Vedado, Life|0 Comments

A Guide to Cuban Architecture – Havana and Trinidad

Havana - A Tour of Cuba's Architectural Heritage A new visual dictionary of the architectural history of Havana and Trinidad will soon be released by author Andrés R. Rodríguez - More info below. The charm and beauty of Cuba's heritage style architecture is a massive tourist draw. People come to Havana specifically expecting to see old, [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:48:27+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Fun and Entertainment, Stories of Havana|0 Comments

Baracoa, Cuba – Story of Authentic Travel

In this post I will write a bit about one of my adventures roaming Cuba and meeting locals and about why I enjoy Cuba and about how it has changed my views of the world.   Backpacking Through Baracoa, Cuba - Authentic Exploration Baracoa, Cuba. It's on the eastern tip of the island. It is [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:32:23+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|8 Comments

The Top 10 Best Tips for Visiting Cuba and Havana

 Tips For Visiting Cuba and Havana   Video blogger Jon Barr has just released a new video of the top 10 best tips for visiting Havana and Cuba. The tips will be very helpful for anybody considering visiting Cuba and will be very useful when organizing your trip to Havana. Jon Barr is a world [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

How Much Money do Cubans Make?

Poverty in Cuba In a previous article I discussed the reality of the average Cuban wage and how the official Cuban salary did not not accurately reflect the lifestyle of the average Cuban citizen. Despite making only about the equivalent of $20 to $40 USD per month, Cubans receive a vast amount of support from [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Exploring Havana and Trinidad, Cuba like a local

The Best Authentic Cuban Experience My good friend Jon Barr decided to spend the holidays in Cuba. He loved Havana and even took a trip to Trinidad. He has some great videos up on YouTube. He used the Real Havana guidebook and really got an authentic Cuban experience. Check out his videos!   How To [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment